'liberal media' watch
The So-Called Liberal Media strikes again! This time, it's a two-fer from CNN:
Pledge ban set for March 10 in nine states
(As Pandagon comments: "Can we get something straight? The Pledge of Allegiance is not banned. The words "under God" in the Pledge [added, I might chime in, during the 1950s] are banned. You can still say this in schools:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The meaning with regards to America is not changed AT ALL. All it does is stop referring to America as a theocracy. Which, as far as I can tell, shouldn't be that objectionable even to conservative strict constructionists.")
Jury selection begins for anti-abortion activist's trial
(As TBOGG points out, "Larry Kramer is an activist, Eve Ensler is an activist, Morris Dees is an activist, and Ellen Malcolm is an activist. James Charles Kopp is an accused murderer. You would think CNN would know that.")
Update: How about this from worldgonewrong: "Using the Nexus news database, one can learn a lot about news coverage of the 2000 election. ...There were exactly 704 stories in the campaign about Gore "inventing the Internet," but only 13 stories about Bush failing to show up for his National Guard duty for a year...There were 347 about Al Gore switching from basic blue to earth tones, but only 10 about the fact that Dick Cheney did business with Iran and Iraq and Libya? I would like the press to explain why it was a good thing for it to take sides in a presidential election, and whether the next one will be any fairer."